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rdytdy last won the day on March 13

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  1. Jacinda Ardern

    Weasel award of the week by SB m Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has earned the Weasel award of the week for saying that if she had to sack everyone who made a mistake, there would be no one left in politics. Ardern’s weasel statement is basically a get-out-of-jail-free card. Labour have always called for heads to roll when National party people have made a ‘mistake’ and many National MPs have resigned when their ‘mistakes’ have been made public. John Key was particularly ruthless when it came to ‘mistakes’ and he was prepared to throw even innocent people under the bus if the accusations against them made him and his government look bad. In complete contrast, Labour under Jacinda Ardern seem to think that there should be no serious consequences for ‘mistakes’, even when they are 100% guilty as charged, if they are from her people. So, what were these ‘mistakes’ that Ardern thinks are no big deal? Broke the law by supplying alcohol to minors (the MSM seems to be totally ignoring this ‘mistake’). No supervision of young people under their care while they were intoxicated. Four alleged sexual assaults occurred. Broke the law by using unlicensed premises to supply alcohol (the MSM seems to be ignoring this ‘mistake’ as well). They didn’t offer professional help to the alleged victims until 28 days later! They didn’t involve the police despite four very serious accusations of criminal conduct. They made the decision to hide the assaults from the multiple underage victims’ parents by not informing them about what happened. Labour MP Megan Woods didn’t tell the Prime Minister what happened. Of those eight serious ‘mistakes’ above, our Prime Minister seems only mildly concerned about two of them.
  2. Eagle Bay

    I am surprised that anyone would be bagging him for an unplaced run over 1350m in Sydney. The horse is not a sprinter so to finish three lengths off the winner is not a bad run in my view. Wait until he gets up over 1600m and further and then judge.
  3. Eagle Bay

  4. Jacinda Ardern

    And welcome to the scandal they tried to coverup. Why does he still have a job? They weren’t involved in a victim-led process, they were involved in a butt-covering process and a cover-up. Except that wasn’t what happened, they actually did nothing for a month, then when media were about to break the story they rushed into the “victim-led” process. Too late, her own obfuscation hasn’t helped matters either. 1
  5. Why is Felaar at $2.20 ?

    My thoughts were as previously stated when I saw the field was an opening quote of $3.00 - $3.20FF being a field with plenty of good last start form in it. I never stated that he couldn't win the race.
  6. Jacinda Ardern

    It keeps getting worse. That kind of belies Jacinda Arderns claims that she didn’t see anything. They were drinking within hours.
  7. Bonecrusher Statue

    Show Gate had a number of riders.
  8. New Oaks Day Competition....

    Well spread my butt with butter and call me a biscuit No Pike runner in the Oaks from you.
  9. Jacinda Ardern

    Counselling Labour-style
  10. Jacinda Ardern

    Kiwis are more trusting? by Christie on March 15, 2018 at 12:30pm It really surprised me that this article came out on a day when the government is embroiled in a sexual assault scandal which was clearly covered up, and everyone is ducking for cover. I did notice, however, that it came off the front page of Stuff very quickly. China? Oh please. If they are at the top of the list of trusted Governments, what on earth is the criteria? Not low corruption, obviously. And on a few other things… illegally giving alcohol to minors, hushing up sexual assault at YL meetings. Oh, and promising to build 10,000 houses in 3 years, of which they do not have a hope in hell of achieving. Who produced this report? Hans Christian Andersen? Trust in the media is at an all time low. Maybe the figures have improved slightly because so few people actually engage with the mainstream media any more. So 62% of people don’t know what is true any more, and trust in the media is improving? Really? Dead right. Stop playing political games and put the money given by decent, hardworking people to the use it was intended for. Trust in not-for-profit organisations is also at an all time low, mainly because they squander so much money in things that are not important. My trust in the NZ Government dropped like a stone in October last year. This might have been because someone who won only 7% of the vote at the election decided to form a government while ignoring the party that had received the most votes. Since then, we have reeled from stupidity to serious crisis, and it is obviously not going to get better. Exacting utu is no way to run the country. That is why I will never trust this lot, no matter what.
  11. Why is Felaar at $2.20 ?

    My thoughts were in the $3.00- $3.20 range. There is no doubt he will probably run favourite but a $2.20 opening quote is unders. Any scratchings will reduce this also. Perhaps the First Call?? on TV tomorrow will get his odds lengthened.
  12. Jacinda Ardern

    Personally I question the fact that Ardern knew absolutely nothing about this prior to being asked on Monday at the press conference. However a leftie journalist insisted yesterday that Jacinda is teflon clean because "she knew nothing about it" and that it won't affect her image. Really!!! Doesn't the buck stop at the top??? Mike Hosking: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has failed miserably on summer camp sex abuse So this, I think we can all agree, is the new Government's first major crisis - and it's into day four. The good news for them is the lawyer they've hired takes the heat off them until the report is published, due to the fact that they can, with their most earnest of expressions, every time they're asked from here on in, say we have placed it under review. And they can add, as the until-yesterday-invisible president of the party so extravagantly said, this is the most comprehensive review of a political party ever carried out. But - and here's where they've failed and are still failing - no heads will roll. How on earth can they say that, if they don't know what the report says? Unless, of course, the report will say pretty much what they want it to say. There were parental consent forms signed, under-age kids present, an MP supposedly looking out for trouble. All of that, ultimately, as we know only too well, turned to mush. They've admitted guilt in terms of care and responsibility, they failed to call police or parents, they failed to do anything until weeks later. And with all that already on the table - and God knows what else coming - they can sit there and say no jobs are in trouble? They've got rocks in their heads, and why this has been badly handled was there for all to see. Politics 101, I think even they would privately admit it now: never keep the party leader in the dark. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern failed miserably in terms of leadership in not owning this. She failed miserably in trying to protect Labour Party general secretary Andrew Kirton and his actions. She failed miserably in waiting till Wednesday to get hold of this and own it. No one cares about Andrew Kirton or the president, they care about the Prime Minister. And they want to be reassured the prime minister is strong forthright, knowledgeable, capable and on top of matters. Both with the state and within her Cabinet, her party and wider organisation, she has not been. It is James Shaw and Metiria Turei all over again: pretend it's not a big deal, bluster your way through for a day or two hoping it will go away, and then when it's all too late and the damage has been done, it ends up the way it was always gong to end up - but with more victims and casualties dragged in for good measure. This isn't a case of denial in which a report can offer solace or escape. There are already too many damning details and admissions. This report will either be ugly, or really ugly, and by failing abysmally on that night in question they dug a hole for themselves, and then when it went public, kept digging. It's not a hole they can't get out of. They're six months into three years. But the opening stanza of any government is about developing credibility and professionalism and, as so many who have contacted me so rightly ask, if after six months they're shown not to be able run a youth camp, how they going to run a country?
  13. Why is Felaar at $2.20 ?

    He was opened up at $2.20 without a bet being placed. Very short indeed for a thirteen horse field with plenty of form in it.
  14. Jacinda Ardern

    Trying to make out this is an isolated event, come on. We now have a second case of someone coming forward, we have Mike Williams talking of similar things occurring when he was president and have they forgotten about the Darren Hughes incident or Hamish Goulter? Covering up, doing nothing, hoping it will go away and then only acting when the incident is about to be broken by the media is a really bad look. Bringing in a former PSA activist now working in counselling services to say silence is important to protect the victims is a load of crock. Victims actually need a voice. Now Jacinda Ardern is saying nothing further because a police investigation is underway. In fact all this it is going against what she wrote in 2016. She obviously has a short memory. Remember all the controversy surrounding the Chiefs and the stripper in 2016. Here is what Jacinda Ardern wrote: I’m a big believer that conversations can be the start of change. So let’s talk about the Chiefs. I should disclose up front that they’re my team – have been since the very beginning. I’m a Morrinsville girl. In part I blame my early onset tinnitus on moo loo bells. That’s how I know that, regardless of whether you are a rugby fan or not, these players are role models for a lot of young people. And that’s why headlines like the ones we’ve seen this week are so depressing to read. It’s 2016, and these are professional players – and that means being held to a high standard on the field as much as they are off it. In an interview revealed this week, Kevin Roberts, the kiwi global advertising boss, suggested that gender diversity wasn’t an issue in his field. I obviously don’t work in his world, but many who do have stated that Roberts is unequivocally wrong. But what do we do about that? In fact, what do we do about the vast range of fields where we continue to have massive under representation of women in senior roles? We should be asking why. If there are claims that some are apparently choosing not to take on management roles, why is that? Are they completely unappealing work environments? Is there unconscious bias? How about we ask women. Find out what’s going on and address it. I’m not holding my breath that will be the outcome in this particular case. These conversations stop the moment there’s a resignation. It’s the PR quick fix – usher the source of the controversy away. But that solves nothing. I don’t think Kevin Roberts should have been shown the door, or chosen to walk through it as the case may be – not when he needs to be a part of the conversation. After all, apologies followed by silence changes nothing, and change is what we need.